Sept 18 2014 Action 2

Press Statement: Demanding Compensation and Clean Up, Survivors Lock Themselves to Chief Minister’s Residence

Press Statement               18 September 2014

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At noon today survivors of the Bhopal gas disaster, neighbourhood residents of the abandoned Union Carbide factory and their supporters locked themselves to the Chief Minister’s residence seeking adequate compensation and clean up of the contaminated factory site.

Outside the CM’s residence several carried out a die-in and hundreds of protesters gathered to remind the state government of its constitutional duties towards the victims of Union Carbide and Dow Chemical.

Five survivors’ and supporters’ organisations who jointly led the protest said that today’s action was part of the recently announced campaign around the 30th anniversary of the disaster.

The organisations demanded that the state government revise the figures of death and injury in the curative petition for additional compensation and call for its urgent hearing.

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Times of India: Water in SIPCOT 130 Times Toxic Limit

Sep 18 2014 : The Times of India (Chennai)
Water in Sipcot 130 times toxic limit
Bosco Dominique
In Cuddalore, High Lead, Cadmium
The groundwater in and around the State Industries Promotion Corporation of Tamil Nadu (Sipcot) in Cuddalore contains carcinogenic chemicals and is unfit for human consumption, according to an analysis by the Sipcot Area Community Environmental Monitors (Sacem).Many of the main parameters were found to be higher than permissible levels, including total dissolved solids (TDS), total hardness, pH, turbidity, magnesium, calcium, sulphates and chlorides as prescribed by the Bureau of Indian Standards. Tamil Na du Pollution Control Board (TNPCB) analysed samples from 11 locations, including two outside the Sipcot complex between February 2013 and April 2014.Sacem found samples had major toxin levels much higher than permissible limits and that the water was unfit for consumption. It released the analysis on September 17 at Cuddalore. Continue reading

प्रेस विज्ञप्ति: गैस पीड़ित संगठनों को केंद्रीय मंत्री का आश्वासन

प्रेस विज्ञप्ति 14 सितम्बर 2014

गैस पीड़ित संगठनों को केंद्रीय मंत्री का आश्वासन

भोपाल गैस काण्ड के पीड़ितों के पांच संगठनों के प्रतिनिधियों ने आज यूनियन कार्बाइड अमरीका से अतिरिक्त मुआवजा हासिल करने के मुद्दे पर केंद्रीय रसायन एवं उर्वरक मंत्री श्री अनंत कुमार से भेट की ।  शहर में उनके व्यस्थ कार्यक्रम के बावजूद मंत्री महोदय, जो भोपाल गैस काण्ड से जुड़े सभी मुद्दो के प्रभारी है, ने पीड़ितों के प्रतिनिधियों को ध्यान से सुना ।  सर्वोच्च न्यायालय में अतिरिक्त मुआवजे के लिए लम्बित सुधार याचिका में गैस काण्ड की वजह से हुई मौतों और बीमारी के आंकड़े सुधारने के सम्बन्ध में संगठनों द्वारा प्रस्तुत ज्ञापन का मंत्री महोदय ने जवाब भेजने का आश्वासन दिया ।


Press Release: Survivors organisations assured reply by the Minister

Press Release                                     14 September 2014

Survivors organisations assured reply by the Minister

Representatives of five organizations of survivors of the gas disaster in Bhopal today met with Mr. Ananth Kumar, Minister of Chemicals and Fertlizers, on the issue of additional compensation from Union Carbide, USA. Despite his busy schedule in the city, the Minister who is in charge of all matters concerning the disaster in Bhopal gave a patient hearing to the delegation.  The minister also promised to send a reply to the petition presented by the organizations for revision of figures of injury and death caused by the disaster in the curative petition for additional compensation pending before the Supreme Court of India.